Request for Thoughts and Prayers
I haven't post much on this forum for years, and I recently started coming back but then life got a little busy again. I do know that this community is really supportive and right now I have someone in my life who could use some thoughts, prayers, and healing vibes.
On 07/10/2020, my road partner, who I've worked the same shift as for over two years, was involved in an on-duty crash. The other driver crossed the center line on the road and hit his patrol car head on. He was flown by Aeromed (medical helicopter) to the hospital where he is currently stabilized but listed in critical condition.
He has a brain bleed on the left side of his brain and a possibly broken ankle (but they can't x-ray it because of his current head trauma). He is in a medically induced coma and the doctor's did note that the inter-cranial pressure in his head is not a bad as they expected. He initially would respond to stimuli (they'd reduce his sedation and he would respond to commands) and to pain stimuli (while in the coma) but as of yesterday (07/11/2020), he was not able to be woken up. His body is also experiencing, I guess I'll call them unauthorized spasms (I don't know the proper medical term and it's the best way I can describe them), which is probably a result of the inter-cranial pressure from the brain bleed.
If you all could keep him in your thoughts and prayers, and send good vibes in his direction I would greatly appreciate it. His name is Caleb. Please also have thoughts, prayers, and good vibes for his family, wife and two young kids.
And for those who were wondering, the other driver, also stabilized and in critical condition, is expected to survive and make a full recovery.
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